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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Utilizing Lighting in Home Staging

Highlight Your Home with Lighting

When preparing your home for the real estate market, few things are as important as a good first impression. Anyone who has sold a home in the past will tell you that few methods are as effective as home staging. Home staging is the act of presenting your home in the most appealing way possible. While there are many ways to take advantage of home staging, one of the quickest and easiest ways is through the use of home lighting.

Even the most beautiful home may come across as mundane without the proper lighting. You want to create an inviting atmosphere for prospective buyers. The trick is to avoid relying on a single lighting source. If you combine both overhead lighting with accent lights, then you avoid the risk of your lighting becoming too harsh or too dim. Multiple lighting sources will help you achieve that warming glow you desire to help create the perfect ambience.

When lighting your home for potential buyers, you should also utilize the help of Mother Nature by incorporating as much natural light as possible. Sunlight is an instant mood lifter, so leave the curtains open and make sure your windows are clean. Sadly you canít always rely on the sun to help you showcase your home, but it is important to make the most of it when you can.

While the inside of your home is very important, you canít forget the outside as well. Use flood lights to shine a spotlight on your home and make it pop against the night sky. Not only will this help your home look more striking, but it will also make it easier to find at night. Sometimes address numbers can be hard to spot, especially at night. By illuminating your home once the sun goes down, you can assure that prospective buyers can find your home with little effort.

By utilizing simple home staging tips, you can easily get a leg up on the housing market. By sprucing up your home for buyers, you can be sure that you make a great first impression every time. Take a look at your home lighting scheme before your next open house. With a few simple tricks, you be able to make your home shine brighter than the competition.

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